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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
5th Wall Theatre is proud to announce the selection of four eminently talented actresses to take on the bloody tale of accused axe murderess Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE, a rock opera musical filled with the adrenaline of a rock concert and the intrigue of one of America's most blood-curdling murder mysteries.  LIZZIE puts a unique spin on the Lizzie Borden tale, reimagining it through a lens that combines Victorian era propriety and a give-no-cares riot girl attitude with book by Tim Maner, music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, and lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner. Reviewers have praised the LIZZIE, calling it "a furiously performed declaration of feminist strength and survivorship" (Chicago Tribune) and "presented with wall-rattling glee...deliciously watchable" (New York Times).
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2018
Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Meet the cast below!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2018
Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2018
Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Fresh from the runaway success of his Broadway-bound production of Be More Chill, musical theatre vanguard and rabble-rouser Joe Iconis brings his merry band of theatre punks back to Weston for a fall foliage concert run. The New York Times recently dubbed Joe and his troupe of musical mavericks "the future of musical theater,' so treat yourselves to some of the industry's hottest new work in Weston's new, versatile performance surrounded by Vermont's famed fall foliage!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018
Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of GAME ON , November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019 at the CLO Cabaret. GAME ON is the second musical to be given a world premiere from Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural SPARK festival, which showcased musicals designed to cultivate the next generation of small-cast shows that will thrive in small venues around the country. GAME ON is written by Pittsburgh CLO alums Marcus Stevens and David Dabbon. Tickets for this hilarious game show extravaganza are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, and start at $31.25.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
Redhouse Arts Center, its Executive Director Samara Hannah and its Board of Trustees today announced that Broadway actor, director and writer, Hunter Foster, will be the theatre's new artistic director. This appointment follows an extensive national search and brings an artistic leader with outstanding credentials and national reach and impact.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
Theatre fans and critics were all in attendance for the Opening Night  of Forever Plaid on Sunday, May 6 at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center's spring musical. Performances continue through June 3.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Village Theatre is excited to present ZM, a new Broadway-style musical comedy with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis - the creators of the Tony Award-winning show, Urinetown. ZM will run at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah from June 1-10, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018
Birmingham musician and storyteller Norton Dill, of local favorite The Dill Pickers, headlines TNT's next offering, "Pump Boys and Dinettes." The musical is the fifth production of the theatre's 32nd season and runs April 19 through May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Leapin' Lizards!  It is already time for us to open Annie, Friday June 8th, at 8:00pm.  Little orphan Annie is sure to charm your heart, just as she did everyone's heart in 1930s New York City.  With a beloved musical score including timeless classics like "Tomorrow" and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical for your Grand Lake visit.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
George Street Playhouse welcomes Debra Monk (Tony Award winner for Redwood Curtain, Emmy Award winner for NYPD Blue) to the star-studded cast of a special benefit play reading of Eugene Pack's hysterical new comedy Night with Oscar on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Leapin' Lizards!  Grand Lake has just been overrun with orphans!  Annie opened at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Friday, June 8, 2018 and runs through August 24th.  Don't miss the chance to see this show!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
It's time to heat up your summer as Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre lets loose The Full Monty Friday, June 29th, at 8:00pm. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Pump Boys And Dinettes: Reunion Concert featuring original cast/creators Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, Jim Wann,John Foley, and John Schimmel, with Bob Stillman. Pump Boys And Dinettes ran for 577 performances on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony for Best Musical in 1982. It was the first Broadway hit written and performed by Actor-Musicians and is considered a pioneering work in that regard. The London/West End production was nominated for an Olivier for Best Musical, 1985, and the Toronto version won Canada's Dora Award for Best Musical shortly after. Since then it has been produced across the country and around the world, became Chicago's longest-running musical for decades and remains a perennial favorite. This concert version will feature the entire score and is directed by JoAnn M. Hunter.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre proudly opens A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Friday, June 15th at 8:00pm.  A murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and nonstop laughs, A Gentleman's Guide…  portrays a distant heir to a family fortune as he sets out to speed up his line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
The Gateway season continues with the "habit forming" Nunsense running from June 8 until June 23at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village (Previews begin June 6.)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents America's most beloved musical, West Side Story, on the Main Stage from July 12 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for NEWSIES. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 25, 2018
One thing's for sure - country musicals are an awful lot of fun. There aren't very many of them and, if you can name one at all, it's most likely THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS or THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. But there is another rarely produced gem that is just as enjoyable - PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - the fun-loving retro revue written by its original cast (John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann).
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 24, 2018
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES was my first Broadway musical, so it not only holds a special place in my heart, but I still remember most of the lyrics. Running for 577 performances in 1982-83 and earning a Tony nomination for Best Musical, PUMP BOYS was 'the little show that could' with just six cast members and a small set. But the characters and songs captured many fans who came out to relive the experience at Feinstein's/54 Below July 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the production below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the cast's opening night party below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 42nd annual tour August 4 with 'SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine,' a rip-roaring musical in which the Theory of Relativity explains modern politics. Free performances will tour closed-off streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs until September 16. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents America's most beloved musical, West Side Story, on the Main Stage from July 12 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
The Winter Park Playhouse continues to delight audiences with its new 2019-20 Series of professional Mainstage musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Encores! today announced that Lear deBessonet would join the artistic team at City Center as the first-ever Encores! Resident Director.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Lohrberg's New York and Feinstein's/54 Below cabaret debut in Dream with Me. With his charming wit and "powerful, yet sweet vibrato" (Revue West Michigan), Ben sings the music of Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Buckley, Harry Nilsson, Stephen Sondheim, and many others to create a rich tapestry of dreams sure to ease your mind and melt your heart. Joining Ben and previously announced special guest Erin Mackey will be Marina Kondo, Sari Koppel, and Skylar Okerstrom-Lang. Marina Kondo has appeared in the National Tour of Lincoln Center's The King & I; Off-Broadway: K- POP (MWE) Regional: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aida at The MUNY. As a musical ambassador of Japan she performs internationally. A proud recent graduate of The University of Michigan and an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Lohrberg's New York and Feinstein's/54 Below cabaret debut in Dream with Me. With his charming wit and "powerful, yet sweet vibrato" (Revue West Michigan), Ben sings the music of Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Buckley, Harry Nilsson, Stephen Sondheim, and many others to create a rich tapestry of dreams sure to ease your mind and melt your heart. Joining Ben and previously announced special guest Erin Mackey will be Marina Kondo, Sari Koppel, and Skylar Okerstrom-Lang. Marina Kondo has appeared in the National Tour of Lincoln Center's The King & I; Off-Broadway: K- POP (MWE) Regional: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aida at The MUNY. As a musical ambassador of Japan she performs internationally. A proud recent graduate of The University of Michigan and an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018
Join Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre as they open the country music revue that is 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'. The gas station 'Pump Boys' sell high octane fuel on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country, and the 'Dinettes' run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. This musical celebrates and embodies the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures. 'Pump Boys and Dinettes' opens Today, August 31st at 8:00pm and runs through the month of September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
Join Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre as they open the country music revue that is 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'. The gas station 'Pump Boys' sell high octane fuel on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country, and the 'Dinettes' run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. This musical celebrates and embodies the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures. 'Pump Boys and Dinettes' opens Friday, August 31st at 8:00pm and runs through the month of September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
Village Theatre is thrilled to kick off the 2018-2019 Season with the World Premiere of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Annonymous at the Old Globe in London, Disney Channel's Vampirina). This production will be directed by Village Theatre associate artistic director,Brandon Ivie (Lizard Boy, Jasper in Deadland) and choreographer Al Blackstone, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the popular television show So You Think You Can Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Ted Swindley's hit musical Always...Patsy Cline closes out the 2018 mainstage season at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Birmingham musician and storyteller Norton Dill, of local favorite The Dill Pickers, headlines TNT's next offering, 'Pump Boys and Dinettes.' The musical is the fifth production of the theatre's 32nd season and runs April 19 through May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will cap its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with what's been dubbed as the world's most successful rock & roll musical, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.